Snug as a bug in cabin

Snug as a bug in cabin

Gosia unloaded the last of the boxes and supplies today that we carted to Alaska from Indiana. Now her bags are packed for a 12:30 a.m. boarding for American Airlines Fairbanks to Seattle to Indianapolis.  Our friend and former colleague Ray will give her a ride to...

Arrived in Fairbanks!

  “Hank, we have a problem,” my wife Gosia said from the open window of her Jeep. We were just 10 feet into Alaska after a 3,500-mile drive. The temperature was 11 below zero. Five minutes earlier, I passed through U.S. Customs. The female officer asked why...
Living on a Prayer

Living on a Prayer

“I’m goin’ down, down, down, down,” I crowed out of tune along with the radio. I steered the Chevy van from the Alberta highlands near Bezanon toward the stark and rugged terrain of Grande Prairie. Bruce Springsteen’s lament about his bored lover was appropriate...

Vehicle trouble times two

  Friday, June 6, started off with double scares. The Jeep Renegade tire pressure was a dozen pounds less than Jeep recommended. The automatic door on the Chevy Uplander failed to close fully after loading. Improbable as it seems, the Jeep and Chevy dealerships...

Ukrainian Rhapsody

PS on Friday.  At our hotel in Saskatchewan. Gosia awakened, showered, and dressed for breakfast. She put on a black shirt that read “Nenana Ice Classic.” “You think it’s cold out?” asked Gosia. “Are we in Canada?” I said in...